With my youngest daughter who is now 19, we had Sunday nights set aside for just the two of us. I would buy a bottle of sparkling cider and we would just sit and talk about things how our week went, what plans we had for the coming week, projects we were working on etc....
One good way to motivate a teenager is to make some kind of reward available to them for doing certain things like getting good grades, keeping a job, or helping out around the house. Most teenagers don't want to do anything unless there is something in it for them in return. If you teach them that being ambitious leads to positive things, you help to instill that value for life. It doesn't have to be a cash reward either, it can be use of the car, going to a favorite restaurant, or anything that they like or enjoy. I know a lot of people say you shouldn't have to reward basic stuff like that but it does really work and helps them to develop a good work ethic once they start to see the benefits.
by Daniel J. Neumann7 years ago
Why do you wake up in the morning?What keeps your emotional motors gyrating? What motivates you?
by russellr7 years ago
i worked my butt off to keep are marriage and my wife and i talk about things we need to do but...she never works on then and i do but she say she want this to work and i had it my ready for a divorce i been there and...
by ngureco8 years ago
How Should Parents Motivate Their Rebellious And Hostile Teenagers?
by Money Fairy4 years ago
For instance if you took a t.v. and a computer and cell phone away from a teenager for just a weekend could they figure out what to do with themselves or would they just sit and mope all weekend?Do they for instance...
by stoneyy7 years ago
I'm doing my best to come up with a neutral way of phrasing a question.The question is; How would you be affected if God indicated there would be no Eternal Life? Neither Heaven nor Hell and such would apply to...
by Alistair Olver4 months ago
Why do teenagers shut themselves away in their rooms?We've all been there, but why do we shut ourselves away as teenagers and don't communicate as well with our parents during this time?
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